Windy City Open 2014

Windy City Open 2014

Published on Monday, March 3, 2014
METRO squash Windy City Open 2014
24 Février - 03 Mars, Chicago, $115k


Windy City Open 2014
24 Feb - 03 Mar, Chicago, $115k
Round One
26 & 27 Feb 
Round Two
28 Feb
01 Mar
02 Mar
03 Mar
[1] Nick Matthew (Eng)
11/6, 12/10, 11/9
[Q] Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
[1] Nick Matthew 
11/7, 11/7, 11/9 (58m)
 Laurens Jan Anjema
[1] Nick Matthew

1/2, 11/6, 11/3 (44m)

[8] Peter Barker

[1] Nick Matthew


11/9, 10/12, 11/1, 11/4


 [3] Ramy Ashour

  [3] Ramy Ashour


11/7, 11/3, 11/4 (25m)


  [2] Gregory Gaultier

Laurens Jan Anjema (Ned)
 11/4, 11/6, 11/4
[Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
12/10, 11/6, 11/9
Alister Walker (Bot)
Mathieu Castagnet
11/3, 3/11, 11/6, 11/3 (54m)
[8] Peter Barker
[8] Peter Barker (Eng)
 11/9, 11/5, 11/6
[LL] Chris Gordon (Usa)
[5] James Willstrop (Eng)
11/4, 11/7, 11/4
[Q] Nafiizwan Adnan (Mas)
[5] James Willstrop 
11/4, 11/8, 11/1 (37m)
 Amr Shabana
[5] James Willstrop

8/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/8 (76m)

 [3] Ramy Ashour

Amr Shabana (Egy)
11/6, 11/6, 11/9
[Q] Adrian Waller (Eng)
Marwan Elshorbagy (Egy)
5/11, 11/7, 11/8, 11/3
Tom Richards (Eng)
Marwan Elshorbagy 
13/11, 11/7, 11/4 (36m)
 [3] Ramy Ashour
[3] Ramy Ashour (Egy)
8/11, 11/6, 11/3, 11/3
Cameron Pilley (Aus)
Stephen Coppinger (Rsa)
8/11, 11/7, 11/8, 11/6 (50m)
[4] Mohamed Elshorbagy (Egy)
[4] Mohamed Elshorbagy
11/4, 11/6, 11/3 (45m)
 Omar Mosaad

[4] Mohamed Elshorbagy

11/6, 13/11, 11/7 (52m)

Saurav Ghosal 

[4] Mohamed Elshorbagy


11/7, 6/11, 11/9, 11/6


  [2] Gregory Gaultier

Omar Mosaad (Egy)
 11/6, 11/4, 11/3 (34m)
[Q] Shawn Delierre (Can)
Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11/6, 12/10, 11/7 (52m)
[WC] Peter Creed (Wal)
Saurav Ghosal
11/9, 3/11, 11/4, 11/7 (50m)
Tarek Momen
Tarek Momen (Egy)
6/11, 11/3, 9/11, 11/8, 11/7 (67m)
 [6] Karim Darwish (Egy)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col)
11/5, 13/11, 11/13, 11/6 (86m)
[7] Borja Golan (Esp)
Saurav Ghosal
11/9, 3/11, 11/4, 11/7 (50m)
Tarek Momen 

Simon Rosner

 6/11, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9 (75m)

  [2] Gregory Gaultier

Simon Rosner (Ger)
8/11, 11/8, 11/7, 11/5 (69m)
[Q] Chris Simpson (Eng)
Karim Abdel Gawad (Egy)
  11/5, 11/5, 14/12 (37m)
[Q] Karim Ali Fathi (Egy)
Karim Abdel Gawad
11/1, 11/6, 11/7 (39m)
  [2] Gregory Gaultier
[Q] Joe Lee (Eng)
11/5, 11/1, 11/0 (27m)
[2] Gregory Gaultier (Fra)


METROsquash Windy City Open - Chicago (Etats-Unis) - 24 février-3 mars - Grégory Gaultier renoue avec la victoire

Il n'avait plus battu Ramy Ashour depuis novembre 2011 et un quart de finale du Championnat du Monde Individuel, il restait même sur huit défaites consécutives face à l'Egyptien sur le circuit PSA ! Hier en finale, face au numéro 3 mondial visiblement diminué, le numéro un français a enfin inversé la tendance en remportant le titre 11-7, 11-3, 11-4, son premier depuis l'US Open en octobre dernier à Philadelphie.

"J'ai bien joué toute la semaine" m'a texté l'Aixois cette nuit, conscient que son adversaire du jour "ne pouvait pas arquer" selon ses propres termes. "J'ai été solide et je suis content de rejouer un bon niveau."

Prochaines étapes pour le numéro deux mondial : un tournoi-exhibition à partir de ce soir à Toronto (Canada) puis du 15 au 19 mars, les World Series Finals à Richmond (Etats-Unis), rassemblant les huit meilleurs mondiaux de l'année 2013.

Renan Lavigne
Entraîneur National

03-Mar, Finals:

Gaultier Takes 2014 Windy City Crown

Gregory Gaultier lifted the 2014 METROsquash Windy City Open title at the University Club of Chicago today, following a 3-0 victory over Egyptian World No.3 Ramy Ashour.

The Frenchman took just 25 minutes to ease past a visibly hampered Ashour, whose recent run of bad luck with injuries appeared to resurface in his eighth title match-up with Gaultier, taking the match 11-7, 11-3, 11-4.

The victory gave Gaultier his first win over the Cairo-native in nine attempts, but he celebrated in reserved fashion.

It is tough to win in this way and it makes it hard to enjoy the victory in the same way,”said a subdued Gaultier after the match.

“It is not enjoyable when you see your opponent injured and he has had so many injuries in the past and it is a shame as he is such an unbelievable player.

“But I am happy with how I played through the whole week. I had some tough matches and of course I’m happy to win the trophy as it is these moments that we all work so hard for.” 

2014 Windy City Open: Final Result :

[2] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) bt [3] Ramy Ashour (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (25m)

Victory saw Gaultier add to his 25 PSA World tour titles exactly a decade after losing in his last appearing in the final at the University Club of Chicago, when he lost to Nick Matthew, and lift a trophy for the first time since the 2013 US Open in October.

“I’ve lost a few finals here and a few in my career and obviously I always try to change that,” he said.

“The level of competition with guys like Ramy, Nick (Matthew), Mohamed (Elshorbagy) and all the others guys is so tough that there are only small things that make the difference now.


“Without all my team at home and the support of my family and sponsors I would never be in these finals and these moments would never happen so I’m really thankful to them.”


Speaking after the match, Ashour said: “I’m happy I reached the final today but I felt a little niggle.


“Sometimes these things get in the way of your dreams but that takes noting away from Greg’s win as he’s an incredible athlete.”

Gaultier ensured his place in his 57th PSA World Tour final by defeating rising Egyptian star Mohamed Elshorbagy, the World No.4, in an impressive 3-1 display, his ninth consecutive win over the 23-year-old.

“I was very happy to win the match against Mohamed as it is never easy against him,”said Gaultier.

“It was a very tough battle, especially when he brought it back to one-all, and I had to stay mentally positive and strong and I think that is why I won the match.

Having lost to Ashour in three finals during 2013, Gaultier will be hoping to overturn his recent run against the Egyptian.

“Winning a big event like the Windy City Open event would mean a lot to me,” he said.“It’s always an amazing feeling to play in a final so I’m very happy to be playing tomorrow.

“We train so hard every day just for that two minutes when you get to lift a trophy. It’s such a big adrenaline rush and an unbelievable feeling and that is what we all work for.

“I’m looking forward to it and I’m going to try and be as fresh as possible for the final and we will see what happens.”